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Glen Rock students weigh in on the national gun-control walkouts

Glen Rock students weigh in on the national gun-control walkouts

by Chloe Siohan

March 12, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase, Student Life

Students across the nation have been walking out of schools in protest for stricter gun laws, with two nationwide walkouts scheduled in March and April. As these dates loom, the question remains: will you walk out for gun-control? After the mass shooting almost a month ago at Marjory HS in Parkland,...

Fighting for feminism

Fighting for feminism

by Tara Lagattuta, Staff Writer

February 2, 2018


Filed under Carousel Featured Article, Features, Showcase, Student Life

Feminism has been illustrated negatively and portrayed as angry women yelling at men for equal rights. However, sophomore Abby Stern created the Girl Up club this year to raise awareness and support for feminism. Stern says she was instilled with feminist morals ever since she was young because of...

Anxiety has no zip code

Anxiety has no zip code

by Chloe Siohan, Staff Writer

January 30, 2018


Filed under Carousel Featured Article, In-Depth, Student Life

*Names have been changed to protect identities The realities of teens in Paterson may seem like a world away from those of teens in Glen Rock, but they are more similar than one may think. When people think of Glen Rock, they generally think of a town filled with wealthy, affluent, and advantag...

I am not fragile: The story of Julienne Sorota

I am not fragile: The story of Julienne Sorota

by Kobie Tsiang, Staff Writer

January 19, 2018


Filed under Carousel Featured Article, Features, Showcase, Student Life

Walk into a warm studio. Feel the eyes of your artistic director watch and analyze your every move. Do thousands of pirouettes, grande Jetés, and arabesques. Do them until  dizzy, until your feet swell and cry for mercy. Do them again. Combine all these things, and you have entered into the life of ...

Urban to suburban: the “gawd” from Queens

by Kate Casey, Managing Editor

January 10, 2018


Filed under Carousel Featured Article, Showcase, Student Life

Every morning, Elijah Fernandez woke up and had to make a choice-- he could go to school where the only individual attention he would receive was unwarranted pushes, punches, and shoves from classmates; or he could hide away in a friend’s house until the school bell at Franklin K. Lane High School...

School steps in to assist hurricane victims

School steps in to assist hurricane victims

by David Viggiano, Staff Writer

December 21, 2017


Filed under Carousel Featured Article, Showcase, Student Life

Students and staff have arranged for the school to adopt Lely High school of Naples, Fla. which was among the several schools that were destroyed by this summer’s numerous hurricanes. Lely High school of the Collier County Public School district that was struck by Hurricane Irma, was selected by Pri...

Adopted overseas

Adopted overseas

by Jenny DeStefano, FaceBook Manager

December 18, 2017


Filed under Carousel Featured Article, Features, News, Showcase, Student Life

One might define their parents as the people who gave birth to them. However, sophomore Grace Huisking does not hold this same definition. On February 28, 2002, Grace was born in Chongqing, China and was subsequently placed into an orphanage. Meanwhile, adoptive parents Robin and Skip Huisking were...

Disputes rise on prom venues

Disputes rise on prom venues

by Kate Casey, Managing Editor

December 13, 2017


Filed under Carousel Featured Article, Showcase, Student Life

This year’s choice of prom venue has caused unrest among some of the senior class and parents. The senior class officers began planning their prom in June of 2017. Together, they drafted a list of possible venues. Senior class advisers Mrs. Kathleen Walter and Mr. Tom Lyon, invited students to vi...

Media center specialist organizes new Library Club

Media center specialist organizes new Library Club

by Riya Divekar, Staff Writer

December 8, 2017


Filed under Carousel Featured Article, Clubs, Showcase, Student Life

Media Center specialist Kim Hayes plans to start an after school library club. The library club will meet at least once a month after school. Hayes, who began working in Glen Rock in September, is hoping to offer a stress-free club for students to have time to relax from their busy schedules. The...

Anatomy students watch live neurosurgery

Anatomy students watch live neurosurgery

by Githmie Goonatilleke, Editor-in-Chief

December 6, 2017


Filed under Carousel Featured Article, Showcase, Student Life

Anatomy students joined five other schools to watch a live neurosurgery at Liberty Science Center on Tuesday. According to Liberty Science Center, the Live From Surgery program “offers students a unique opportunity to peer into an operating room and interact with medical experts.” The surgery,...

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